There is a problem with Humanity. As human beings we are all equally responsible. People are completely distracted from the purpose of life, And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Surah 51 Ayah 56; Holy Qur’an. Similarly, Muslims are afraid to show the beauty of their religion due to misconceptions being deceived as the Truth and the Truth being deceived as an innovation. Prophet Muhammad Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam said one of the signs of The Last Hour will be that,’The truthful one will be called a liar and the one telling a lie will be called truthful.’
You might be wondering why I suggest Islam to be a solution to our problems in the 21st century? How can an illiterate man born 1400 years ago, in the desert help you in your modern day life?
As a Christian or Jewish believer, I’d like you to understand that Islam introduces itself not as a new religion, but as a continuation of the same message of pure monotheism revealed by God to all of His prophets, beginning with Adam Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam and ending with Muhammad Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam.
That’s right, Muslims believe in Adam and Eve. The first human beings created by Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla. Islam is the final message, the conclusion to the original scriptures.
Let’s look into the Biblical version of Adam and Eve compared to the Qur’an…
The Judeo-Christian conception shows that God prohibited both of them from eating the fruits of the forbidden tree. The serpent seduced Eve to eat from it and Eve seduced Adam. When God rebuked Adam, he put all the blame on Eve.
“The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.”
Then God said to Eve:- “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you.”
To Adam He said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree… Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of you life…”
The Islamic conception:
“O Adam dwell with your wife in the Garden and enjoy as you wish but approach not this tree or you run into harm and transgression. Then Satan whispered to them in order to reveal to them their shame that was hidden from them and he said: ‘Your Lord only forbade you this tree lest you become angels or such beings as live forever.’ And he swore to them both that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought them to their fall: when they tasted the tree their shame became manifest to them and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: ‘Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you that Satan was your avowed enemy?’ They said, ‘Our Lord we have wronged our own souls and if You forgive us not and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” Surah 7 Ayah 19-23; Holy Qur’an.
The Quran places equal blame on Adam and Eve for their mistake. Nowhere in the Quran can one find even the slightest hint that Eve tempted Adam to eat from the tree or that she ate before him. Eve, in the Quran is no temptress, no seducer and no deceiver.
Moreover, Eve is not to be blamed for the pains of childbearing. God, according to the Quran punishes no one for another’s faults. Both Adam and Eve commited a sin, then asked God for forgiveness and He forgave them both.
To the present day, Orthodox Jewish men in their daily morning prayer recite, ‘Blessed be God King of the Universe that Thou has not made me a woman.” The women, on the other hand, thank God every morning for “making me according to thy will.”
Islam is strictly anti-discriminatory; humanity has one origin, Adam, and God created Adam from dust. And Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla does not favour men over women nor women over men.
The Messenger of Allah, Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam used to consult women, deal with them gently, support them in all situations and give them their complete rights in a way never dreamt of before. He was also concerned with educating women. He even appointed a day for them to assemble and would come to teach them from that which God had taught him. (Muslim)
The Universities that are enjoyed and attended by billions of students all over the world is thanks to a Muslim woman. Did you know that the first university was founded by a Muslim woman? Al Qarrawiyyin University is still existent and is known as one of the highly appreciated Moroccan universities.
In the year 2016, The youngest female Doctor right now is Muslim. She’s 20 years old from Palestine & has a Bachelor ‘s in Medicine.
The problem with Humanity is that men and women do not know their rights. These rights have been given to us by Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla. He created us… ‘He knows what is in every heart.‘ Surah 67 Ayah 13’ Holy Qur’an.
“I cannot be part of a world where men dress their wives as prostitutes by showing everything that should be cherished. Where there is no concept of honour and dignity, and one can only rely on those when they say, ‘I promise.’ Where people falsely declare that they believe in God with a shot of alcohol in their hand, and the lack of any understanding of their religion. Where the boys waste their parents money in nightclubs, aping under the primitive sounds, and girls fall in love with them for this”. – Hollywood actor, Keenu Reeves.
Search for the truth, speak your heart & if they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them, anyway.